As promised, I’ve got an update for the previously-titled Bright as the Eyes of You. You might have already seen this on Twitter or FB, but for those of you who haven’t, BatEoY is now titled Lady of Dreams. It took a lot of time and a dreadful amount of angst, but the deed is done and the cover is now changed.
What is a Kindle Scout Campaign? I’m glad you asked. There’s a whole page of info HERE, but the short (slightly inaccurate) version is that Kindle Scout is a type of American/Australian Idol for manuscripts. The author (that’s me!) uploads their manuscript onto the Kindle Scout website, where it will spend a month. During this time, it can be nominated by any fan or random reader who happens to nominate it: it will also be seen by the Kindle Scout Selectors, who apparently consider all of the manuscripts.
At the end of the month, based upon a great many factors (some known, others unknown), Amazon in its wisdom will decide whether or not to offer the author a publishing contract. From all I’ve heard, nominations are important, but by no means the only consideration, so if anyone is uncomfortable making an account just to nominate Lady of Dreams, I won’t hold it against them.
It is worth noting, however, that should a contract be offered on Lady of Dreams, anyone who nominated it will be given a free advance copy. So there’s that!
I’m very excited to see how this month turns out for me–and for Lady of Dreams. Please feel free to share the nomination page HERE with friends, family, tweeps, the dog…anyone!